History of IFNA
The IFNA was established in September, 1987 by the Lac Seul First Nation, Muskrat Dam First Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. Prior to the development of the IFNA, each of these First Nations were independent from any association with existing Tribal Councils. The purpose of establishing this Alliance was to create a forum whereby the collective First Nation political aspirations could be enhanced.
The Independent First Nation Alliance was incorporated in 1989 to provide its member communities with technical advisory and community development support programs. The Alliance conforms to the needs and aspirations of its First Nations on a collective basis while each member First Nation maintains its autonomy. Upon the guidance of the people, the IFNA Chiefs direct the affairs of the Alliance based on customary norms and traditional consensus building.